Tier2/Tier 3 vendors are prepared to endure the onslaught of the likes of SAP, Oracle, and PeopleSoft, as well as of proverbial mid-market leaders such as J.D. Edwards, Baan, Intentia, QAD, IFS and Epicor, and newly formed mid-market juggernauts like Microsoft Great Plains, Best Software (formerly Sage Software), and Navision, to name some. Frontstep and the Syspro Group lead the way.
core plm vendors
both Syteline and IMPACT Encore, the respective flagship suites for mid-sized manufacturers, by and large offer support for customer service, order processing, inventory control and purchasing, manufacturing production management, production planning and scheduling, cost management, project control and financials, product configuration for sales order management and manufacturing, APS, business intelligence, workflow automation, with business process definition and execution, advanced forms, and business